Aftershock Wall Rock Climbing
It is impresive!
Aftershock wall is part of the Island in the Sky formation. It faces west and receives afternoon sun. This 450 foot tall area may be the best climbing in the Snow Canyon State Park. A few of the routes here are longer mixed climbs, with initial pitches that can be done as sport climbs if you are not heading to the top. Living On the Edge (10c) and Aftershock (11b) are the premier routes here.
From the park entrance, drive down the main road passing the 'West Canyon day use area' on the right and going to the Pioneer Names trail on the right. This is well marked and has a pullout just there. The large wall to the right is your destination. Spot a small cave and a very large arch on the wall. Take the trail towards the cave (where the late-1800's settling Pioneers painted in their names with greasepaint), then continue south just past a large arch to a few obvious chalked lines.
Weather station 7.2 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Aftershock Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Aftershock Wall:
Aftershock 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
PG13 Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 450'
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Legends Never Die 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Utah
: Saint George
: ... : Aftershock Wall
Todd Goss' guide book calls this a route to nowhere as there were about 5 drilled angles with no anchors. It is located between the routes Living on the Edge and Aftershock on the Aftershock Wall. I replaced the drilled angles on pitch 1, added some bolts, and placed chain anchors. I also added 3 more pitches to take this route to the top. Pitch one has some manufactured holds in the seam/shallow right facing corner from the Olevsky era which render it climbabl...[more] Browse More Classics in Utah
BETA PHOTO: Circus Wall and Aftershock Wall from the road.
BETA PHOTO: Aftershock wall is far bigger than it looks, perha...
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Dec 3, 2003
For descent info, please refer to the page for 'Circus Wall.'